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“Feel like you're in ancient malta”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mdina Old City

Mdina Old City
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Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Mdina
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London, United Kingdom
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“Feel like you're in ancient malta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Mdina is a walled city and once you are inside it is so lovely to walk along the narrow paved streets, past all the painted doors and small shops. Through court yards and up to the sides to take in the view over the surrounding area.

Visited May 2012
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Rabat, Malta
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“Awe-inspiring, though not as silent anymore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Once marketed as the Silent City, the sheer number of visitors makes it impossible to label it thus these days, unless you visit late in the evening when a lull can still be felt. The city was fortified to withstand invasions and the bastions alone make a visit well worth it. Coupled with the architecture and rich history, as well as its clever construction - there's no alleyway in the city, although it can look otherwise ;) - it is one of Malta's greatest gems.

Visited November 2012
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“The Silent City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

The best part of our trip, just a beautiful place by day or night, just wish we had discovered it earlier on in the holiday as we would have definitely gone back!

Visited September 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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“A time capsule”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

An ancient hilltop walled city - almost traffic-free - with massive fortifications, ramparts, narrow streets, interesting buildings, museums and cafes, adjacent to the town of Rabat. Perfect for just wandering around, preferably with a good guidebook, and discovering quaint corners. There is a wonderful display of door-knockers on the old buildings. This was the ancient capital of Malta from Roman times to the early 1800s. Successive occupants include the Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, the Knights of Malta, French and British. All have left their traces. Mdina, otherwise known as 'Notabile' or 'Citta Vecchia' (the old city) was the seat of power for over a thousand years. Admission to the city is free, although most of the museums within it charge a nominal entry fee. There is a variety of cafes and restaurants, some of which do not accept payments by credit card. Individual museums, cafes. etc. are reviewed separately

Visited September 2012
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Northern Ireland
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“Quiet Haven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Mdina (or the Silent City) was just a fascinating visit for us. We stopped off while on the ‘North Malta Sightseeing’ tour and we had an hour before the next bus came along which was plenty of time to have a good look around – including into St Pauls Cathedral which was beautiful. The buildings were beautiful and I loved all of the coloured doors and golden door knockers. Make sure you do not miss the view from the city walls over Malta and beyond. There is a café called the Fontanella Tea Garden, which also has the amazing view, right over the Maltese countryside. If you plan to spend longer here than we did there are a couple of museums, and you can take a guided tour by horse and carriage which looked great. Malta is small and easy to get around, especially on the sightseeing tours so if you are planning your trips in advance do not miss a stop off in Mdina.

Visited October 2012
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